So I am 35 and just received my first loud exhaust ticket at 11pm on my way home from work. My Silverado has all stock piping except for the fact it has a Flowmaster Super 10 on it. When I had that installed it was not nearly as loud as I thought it would be, I was actually pretty pissed off. But then a few weeks later I had a check engine light come on and my cats were shot(plugged up). I didn't have the money to spend on new cats so I had them cut off and a pipe welded in, my performance and mileage came up dramatically!! BUT so did the noise. It isn't loud when cruising or really even getting on it, just that there is a good rap to it right around that 2000 rpm range, and that's what got me in trouble tonight, this was the first cop to EVER pull me over for any exhaust, and I have had a truck with some kind of exhaust mod on it since I was 21. So now I am stuck, I was in the process to get the truck up for sale, but also don't want to put the money into cats, so my question is if I go to a mellower muffler will it help or will the lack of cats just keep canceling it out, I was thinking of getting a Flowmaster 50 series to try and quiet it down. Or am I gonna have to bite the bullet and get the cats???????